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: Common Sense

A series of six programmes with Professor Colin Blakemore 4: Show Me the Way to Go Home
When we get lost, we are not very good at finding our way. Many other species, on the other hand, can perform extraordinary feats of navigation using batteries of sensory skills.
Perhaps the best known example is the homing pigeon, which can navigate by sun or stars and a magnetic sensor to act as an in-built compass.
Even humans know where they are in relation to gravity and where all the parts of their bodies are in relation to each other.
(Fifth lecture tomorrow at 2.20 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Colin Blakemore

: Saturday Cinema: It's a Wonderful Life

starring
James Stewart , Donna Reed with Thomas Mitchell , Lionel Barrymore Frank Capra 's superlative comedy stars James Stewart as an idealist with friends in very high places. Things never seem to go right for George Bailey. All his life his ambitions and plans have been frustrated, but he has worked hard for his family and the town. When he faces ruin, help comes from an unexpected quarter ...
Screenplay by FRANCES GOODRICH ALBERT HACKETT and FRANK CAPRA
Produced and directed by FRANK CAPRA Films: page 15

Contributors

Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Donna Reed
Unknown: Thomas Mitchell
Unknown: Lionel Barrymore
Unknown: Frank Capra
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: George Bailey.
Unknown: Frances Goodrich
Unknown: Albert Hackett
Unknown: Frank Capra
Directed By: Frank Capra
George Bailey: James Stewart
Mary Hatch: Donna Reed
Dr Potter: Lionel Barrymore
Uncle Billy: Thomas Mitchell
Mrs Bailey: Beulah Bondi
Ernie: Frank Faylen
Bert: Ward Bond

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Championship
Over the next eight days, 32 of the world's greatest players battle for total prize money of £33,000 and the title World Champion. Number One seed ERIC BRISTOW today meets Scottish international PETER MASSON.
PETER PURVES introduces highlights

Contributors

Introduces: Peter Purves

: The New Year's Day Concert

from Vienna
Introduced by Richard Baker
Traditional New Year's morning concert from the Musikvereinssaal featuring the music of the Strauss family with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Lorin Maazel and the Vienna State Opera Ballet
Choreography GERLINDE DILL
Produced lor ORF/ZDF by ITUGO KAECH

Contributors

Introduced By: Richard Baker
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

: News and Sport

with Jan Lecming ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Lecming

: Jane

by MERVYN HAISMAN. Music by NEIL INNES. Artwork designed by GRAHAM MCCALLUM
starring Glynis Barber as the famous Daily Mirror strip-cartoon heroine
How far will Jane uncover herself in her efforts to keep England's defence plans under wraps? Find out in this wartime adventure story.
Masterly (MAIL ON SUNDAY) Gloriously escapist, creative, funny and nostalgic (STANDARD) A constant delight (THE TIMES) Jane - is wonderful (THE GUARDIAN) Produced by IAN KEILL
Directed by ANDREW GOSLING

Contributors

Music By: Neil Innes.
Designed By: Graham McCallum
Unknown: Glynis Barber
Produced By: Ian Keill
Directed By: Andrew Gosling
the Colonel: Robin Bailey
Tombs: Max Wall
Lola: Suzanne Danielle
himself: Fritz The Dog
Georgie: Dean Allen
Professor Donner: John Rapley
Major Dunlightly: Leonard Trolley
Colonel's wife: Nancy Nevinson
General: Lionel Taylor
Smith: Clive Mantle
Chemist: Derek Ware
Sentry: Alan Mason
Porter: Jimmy Mac
Bert: Arnold Locke
George: Arthur Nightingale

: The Royal Opera presents Falstaff

VERDI'S last operatic masterpiece Words by Boito after SHAKESPEARE This new production, recorded last summer, marked the long-awaited return to Covent Garden of the conductor Carlo Maria Giullni
Royal Opera Chorus chorus-master JOHN MCCARTHY
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, leader JOHN BROWN
Introduced by MICHAEL BERKELEY
Producer RONALD EYRE.
Designer HAYDEN GRIFFIN.
Costumes MICHAEL STENNETT
Lighting JENNIFER TIPTON
Movement DAVID TOGURI
Production sponsored by the Royal Opera
House Trust and co-produced with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Teatro Communale, Florence
Sung in Italian with English subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE.
TV lighting JOHN WILSON
Sound GRAHAM haines.
Director BRIAN LARGE
Produced by BBCtv in association with COVENT GARDEN VIDEO PRODUCTIONS LTD

Contributors

Chorus-Master: John McCarthy
Leader: John Brown
Introduced By: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Ronald Eyre.
Designer: Hayden Griffin.
Unknown: Gillian Widdicombe.
Unknown: Covent Carden
Sir John Falstaff: Renato Bruson
Bardolph: Francis Egerton
Pistol: William Wildermann
Dr Caius: John Dobson
Meg Page: Brenda Boozer
Alice Ford: Katia Ricciarelli
Nanetta: Barbara Hendricks
Mistress Quickly: Lucia Valentini-Terrani
Ford: Leo Nucci
Fenton: DalmacIo Gonzalez
Host: George MacPherson

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Championship
PETER PURVES introduces highlights.

Contributors

Introduces: Peter Purves

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming ; Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Kirk Douglas in The Arrangement

also starring
Faye Dunaway Deborah Kerr in Elia Kazan's starkly uncompromising story of a successful ad-man who, fed up with the Madison Avenue rat race, tries to re-evaluate his life. One morning, Eddie suddenly goes berserk and drives his car under a lorry ...
Written, produced, directed by ELIA KAZAN , based on his own novel. Films: page 15

Contributors

Unknown: Faye Dunaway
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Directed By: Elia Kazan
Eddie Anderson: Kirk Douglas
Gwen: Faye Dunaway
Florence Anderson: Deborah Kerr
Sam Anderson: Richard Boone
Arthur: Hume Cronyn
Michael: Michael Higgins








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